Hard Reset the Motorola DEFY XT XT556 to Factory Software

The Motorola DEFY XT XT556, launched in July 2012, is not a GSM device, so will not work on any GSM network worldwide. However, the high quality smartphone is known to work very well and is especially suited for those looking for entertainment – great cameras, perfect for music, etc. When it comes to its software, although running on the latest version of Gingerbread, after a long time of using the phone you may experience a few issues.

If you are the owner of this type of Motorola and have been dealing with many errors, freezes and hangs, it might be time to perform a hard reset on the Motorola DEFY XT XT556. By restoring the phone to its original settings, you will get a brand new operating system, but also a blank memory. To avoid losing your files, it’s important to create a backup before getting started.


Featuring  512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of ROM, the Motorola DEFY comes with a card slot that enables users to insert a micro SD card in order to store up to 32 GB extra. In terms of battery, this device has a Li-Ion 1650 mAh one that lasts for 300 hours stand-by and up to 6 hours talk time. The primary 5 MP camera and the secondary VGA one are excellent for taking bright, colorful pictures, but also for shooting videos. If you love browsing the internet, the Wi-Fi 802 hotspot and the many integrated apps are going to make that extremely easy for you.


Moving further to the data reset itself, you should be aware of the fact that all the data stored on the phone will be erased throughout the process. Therefore, please make a backup of all contacts, pictures and music you want to keep. To do so, you should connect the Motorola to a PC and transfer the files using the USB cable. Another option is using the Phone Copy app that’s very easy to download and install. Once this is done, you can choose one of the methods below.



  1. Switch the phone off and make sure the battery is completely charged.
  2. Press and hold at the same time the following buttons: Power & Volume Down until the logo and exclamation sign pop up.
  3. To see the menu press Home and scroll down to choose Wipe Data, using the Volume keys.
  4. Press the Power button to get the procedure started and wait for maximum 5 minutes until it’s over.


  1. With the phone turned on, open the Main Menu and go to the Settings folder.
  2. Choose Privacy and scroll to the Factory Data Reset option.
  3. Select Reset Phone and tap Erase Everything as a confirmation.
  4. Wait for a while until the reboot begins and don’t interrupt at any time.